The laziest animals in the world
• Have you ever been told by your parents: “Laziness was born before you”? Now, they were right. Sloth was born long before you or me. She appeared with the animals, and some of them really serve as her embodiment. Even a sloth, compared to them, is activity itself, although he will also be on the list.
• So, without further ado, here are the top 10 laziest animals in the world.
• Lions may be kings of the savannah, but their majesties love to sleep. And they do it on a truly royal scale – from 18 to 20 hours a day.
• Lion habitats are hot, and hunting large prey requires a ton of energy. Sometimes, in order to prepare for the next hunt, lions doze all 24 hours.
9 Nurse Shark
• Most sharks are perpetual motion machines because their breathing apparatus requires movement. But not the nurse shark, affectionately known as the "sea couch potato". This species can pump water over their gills without moving, allowing them to spend over 12 hours daily on the ocean floor.
• At night they feed. But nurse sharks don't need a lot of food, and what they eat is sucked in lazily rather than being actively pursued.
8 Giant Panda
• Giant pandas have perfected the art of segmented sleep. These black and white bears sleep for about 12 hours a day, at three-hour intervals.
• Why so long? Bamboo, their main food source, is to blame. Pandas love it, but bamboo is low in nutrients, so they must eat at least 20 kilos a day to survive! All this chewing and digestion is very tiring for pandas.
One of funniest animals in the world sleeps 12 hours a day. And who can blame him! Poor echidnas are stuck in hot Australia, but they can't sweat to cool their bodies. At night, they wake up to get their own food. But after sunrise, the echidna falls asleep again somewhere in the shade.
• And the echidna is one of two mammals that lay eggs. The second is the platypus.
6. Night Monkey (Mirikina)
• Where are the catty and giant pandas before these monkeys, whose sleep can last 17 hours. These primates eat and socialize after dark. Due to this lifestyle, night monkeys have excellent eyesight, but they do not distinguish colors.
• Mirikin live in families consisting of monogamous parents and children who have not achieved independence. And papa night monkeys take care of children more than moms.
• These snakes have a bad reputation, but a closer look at their lifestyle reveals that they are lazy bums. The fearsome reptiles sleep up to 18 hours a day.
• Why are they so lazy? Pythons only eat once a week, and they require an enormous amount of energy to digest fully swallowed prey. And they also periodically (4-6 weeks) have a molt – energy is also spent on this.
• Given their gigantic size, it's no surprise that hippos fell on the lazy side of the activity scale. These giant mammals sleep between 16 and 20 hours a day. No matter where you nap, on land or in the water, hippos are picky, they can nap almost anywhere!
• At night, when the hot sun is out of sight, hippos roam their domains in search of food. When these animals stumble upon a fertile piece of land, they can stand in one place for five hours, devouring succulent grass and other plant foods.
• Of course, the rating of the laziest animals could not do without the creature that first comes to mind when the word "laziness" is mentioned. Notorious for their slowness, sloths sleep about 20 hours a day. But we must pay tribute: two-toed sloths are slightly faster than three-toed sloths.
• The slow movement of sloths is due to their extremely slow metabolism.
• Curiously, sloths are genetically closer to armadillos than to monkeys. And these animals go to the toilet only once a week, and they do it on the ground, where they are vulnerable to predators, and then return high to the tree.
• People often refer to koalas as "koala bears", but this is a misnomer. Koalas are marsupials, not bears.
• These charming fur balls are awake no more than 2-6 hours a day. Like giant pandas, almost constant sleep koalas associated with food. Eucalyptus, a very high fiber food, makes up the bulk of their diet. And for its digestion, all the energy of small koalas is required.
1. Adelaide Pygmy Blue-tongued Skink
• The Adelaide pygmy blue-tongued skink is the laziest animal on the planet. This is an ideal pet for a person who is too lazy to take care of an animal. To feed, these harmless exotic lizards can sit with their mouths open for a long time, waiting for food to get inside itself. The same goes for water – they rely on raindrops falling on their tongues.
• Scientists believed that the pygmy blue-tongued lizard died out in the recent past, but it turned out that the insidious reptiles were just hiding! And with their giant blue tongue, male lizards show off to each other during the mating season, vying for the attention of the female.